Gal Gadot hosted Saturday Night Live on the second episode of the season and revisited Themyscira to make out with Kate McKinnon in a Wonder Woman-themed lesbian sketch. SNL decided to investigate the gay Wonder Woman rumors for themselves and while Diana "felt nothing" on the show, that's not the real reason she was there. Gadot was on the weekly sketch comedy show to promote the upcoming Justice League, which had a new trailer drop hours after the show wrapped, bringing Superman ever so briefly back into the picture.
The Themyscira sketch started with Gal Gadot reprising her role as Diana Prince training with the other Amazons when two gay women, portrayed by Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, show up to the island in search of more of "their kind." The two women believe that they have hit the jackpot as the SNL writers toy with the not so subtle gay undertones of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. The Amazons are seen sniffing each other's hair and play fighting, much to the delight of McKinnon and Bryant. But as it turns out, the Amazons are not gay.
Gadot's Wonder Woman can't understand why anyone would look at her army as particularly gay. "I love all my sisters," she explains, deep in thought. "I think their bodies are beautiful, but when I look at them all I see is strength and power." The two women agree, though with a certain added comedic implication. "This is a huge let down for us." McKinnon concludes: "Once again, because the whole thing seems super gay." The sketch simultaneously vents the frustrations to many in the LGBTQ community who feel that the gay undertones should be embraced for Wonder Woman 2.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman then decides that she should give it a shot, to "try and understand" where the two disappointed women are coming from, so she decides to kiss one of them. Kate McKinnon's character humorously jumps at the chance and the two lock lips for a surprising amount of time, leading to hoots and hollers from the live audience. Kate McKinnon and the rest of the Ghostbusters crew saw similar frustration when many thought that McKinnon's Jillian Holtzman should have come out as gay in the movie.
The sketch was humorous, but also pointed to what many thought could have been for Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Regardless, Gadot did a great job jumping into the comedy realm in many of the sketches, a skill that was only hinted at in Wonder Woman. After Gadot's triumphant experience on the sketch show, Warner Bros. released the last trailer for Justice League, showing off more action as well as a balance between the light and dark, which highlights the hard work that director Joss Whedon has put into the project after many months of reshoots and rumors of upheaval behind the scenes. All in all, it looks like fans are going to get the Justice League that the DCEU promised over a year ago. While wait for the movie, check out Gal Gadot's lengthy kiss with Kate McKinnon courtesy of the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel below.